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Businesses in Sunderland set to soar

Sunderland businesses and profits in the city are continuing to strive with the ever existing competitiveness of the retail market, according to the North East Chamber of Commerce. Even with the current issues regarding the economic climate, the businesses within Sunderland has successfully coped through this with ever growing profits and […]

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Newcastle Road takeaway plans rejected

Controversial plans to open a takeaway on Newcastle Road have been rejected. Plans to convert HNH Newsagents in Monkwearmouth into a fast-food shop were submitted to Sunderland City Council in February. But councillors voted unanimously to refuse planning permission at a meeting of the North Sunderland Development Committee on Tuesday, March […]

Leading government investment body visits Sunderland's supply chain

Leading government investment body visits Sunderland's supply chain

The government’s Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) has visited Sunderland’s thriving automotive components companies. The two-day visit, organised by the business investment team of Sunderland City Council, included talks with senior managers and plant tours of global supply chain companies based in Sunderland such as TRW, Lear Corporation, Calsonic Kansei and […]

Ex student is a life-size cake designer

Ex student is a life-size cake designer

Sunderland graduate Lara Clarke appeared on This Morning earlier this month for her unique talent of  making life-size cakes.  Ms Clarke, 27, bakes and designs cakes based on famous people or characters at her bakery called Tasty Cakes, which started as a hobby but turned into a business. Presenters Phil […]